Effect of Fluorination of 2,1,3-Benzothiadiazole

Christian B. Nielsen, Andrew J.P. White, Iain McCulloch

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

97 Scopus citations


The 4,7-dithieno-2,1,3-benzothiadiazole (DTBT) moiety and its fluorinated counterpart are important π-conjugated building blocks in the field of organic electronics. Here we present a combined experimental and theoretical investigation into fundamental properties relating to these two molecular entities and discuss the potential impact on extended π-conjugated materials and their electronic properties. While the fluorinated derivative, in the solid state, packs with a cofacial overlap smaller than that of DTBT, we report experimental evidence of stronger optical absorption as well as stronger intra- and intermolecular contacts upon fluorination. (Chemical Presented).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5045-5048
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 15 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Effect of Fluorination of 2,1,3-Benzothiadiazole'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this